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with us. i want to get right to some breaking news, we first brought to you about half an hour ago for 18 years, no one knew for sure what happened to this man, captain michael scott spiker, considered the first american lost in the 1991 gulf war. >> the mystery is now over. defense officials say his remains have been found in iraq and they have positively identified him. we're covering this breaking story for you from all angles. we want to start from our pentagon correspondent who has been taking us through the story. on the phone with us this morning. and barbara, start here from the top. how did this come about after 18 years we now know what happened? >> well, t.j., this is just an extraordinary story. what the u.s. military tells us is in early july, an iraqi citizen in western iraq came to them and said there was a location that u.s. forces needed to go to and he believed that was the crash site and the place where scott spiker was buried. u.s. marines in the province went to the location, which was believed to be the crash site, the iraqi citizen told the u.s. he knew of two other
to help us prevent any incidents happening. >> reporter: never before would you see afghan police patrolling in american humvees. authorities are confident the taliban won't be able to stop voters from heading to polling station. >> in case something happened, those will be i.d.s. which are difficult. or some sporadic shooting from outside of the city like from the districts but also we want to minimize those when we send forces to the district as well. >> reporter: the facr naeshing districts of kandahar city have a strong taliban presence and thursday's voting day will show just how tight the noose is around this capital. ze ina kandahar. >>> next door in helmand province offensive by american and british troops has been under way for a while. one immediate goal is to push back the taliban so that more people can vote thursday but as lindsay hill som, after decades of warfare. remains skeptical about the motives the foreign troops and fearful of their own safety. >> reporter: coming into land in what the british call a liberated area. seized from the taliban in operation princes
to the show. let's start off with iraq. the security situation there was assumed to be improving and so u.s. forces could do an aggressive pullout and some suggested that schedule to be accelerated to be out of iraq by 2011. security situation there is a little bit rougher. brian, any chance that u.s. forces will stay there beyond 2011? >> i think there are clear signs in the last couple of weeks there are ethnic tensions, very strong ones still simmering just beneath the surface and growing concern that could come out into the open. certainly there are extremists that are trying to stoke those fires again. and certainly the u.s. military expresses concern that this could get out of hand. on the other hand they are encouraged that so far things have been relatively stable. that the shiah population have been reserved in not responding to these more recent attacks. but having said that, with the elections coming up in january for the parliament in iraq, there is very little chance i think there will be some movement further movement on the political reconciliation that needs to happen becaus
i speak for all of us, our deepest condolences to the family. up next, john roberts sitting in for anderson cooper. >>> thanks, wolf. tonight, separating health reform fact from fear and a town hall meeting with a big difference. president obama. he attended one today in new hampshire and a guy outside packing heat, carrying a sign calling in so many words for death to tirades. the quotation of thomas jefferson. out in the open, a handgun. meantime, at the office of georgia congressman david scott who took on protesters the other day, someone painted a swastika out front. as you will see in a moment, anger at town halls across the country. that said, there were moments of clarity and we help to add some of our own tonight. first, president obama at por portsmouth high school in new hampshire in his own words. >> i don't think anyone should be in charge of your health care decisions but you and your doctor. i don't think government bureaucrats should be meddling but i also don't think insurance company bureaucrats should be meddling. that's the health care system i believe in
. >> reporter: most of the lockerbie bombing were american and on u.s. television last night the condemnation of this prisoner release was clear, before al megrahi even arrived home the state department announced it had put pressure on the libyan government. >> i think obviously in light of the release, we have had a number of conversations with the government of libya. obviously, he will move back to libya, and we certainly believe that as a convicted criminal, he's not entitled to a hero's welcome. >> reporter: diplomatic relations between libya and the u.s. which had been improving could now be threatened by these scenes. this year is the 40th anniversary of the al fatah revolution in libya and colonel gadhafi is clearly using al megrahi's return as a propaganda coup despite the fact that this man is a convicted murderer who is terminally ill and expected to die within three months. >> that was james blake of itn reporting. >>> the british aren't just talking about how unhappy they are about the way the libyans handled ali al megrahi's return home. they may be prepared to do something abou
a frangz at $942.95. joining us this morning to talk about what's been going on in these markets, quite a roller composter week so far. martin dean marnek and alexis dewann fund manager at global cap xa. alexis, i want to start with you. it seems as though these are the unsyncopal markets. everyone has been saying there is a lot of money on the sidelines. it seems every time we have a dip, folks come back in and put a floor on the market. is this sustainable? >> i think you're right. there's tons of money out there, especially in the money market funds. bur yeah, almost when you look at the big systemic risk, it's off the table currently. you look at indicators and ted spreads are trading at the same levels they used to at the beginning of the credit crisis. so this is encouraging. the problem is on the economy and is it sustainable. it's interesting to see that most of the of the revenues from the company were slightly below expectation, although most of them beat on the earnings line. through a lot of cost cutling and a lot of layoffs. that may not be good for unemployment going forwa
that's all the time we have left this evening. as always, thank you for being with us. we will be back here tomorrow night. all the coverage on of the town halls. all the news of the day. we are here to toss to greta van susteren. >> pennsylvania, missouri, arkansas, and wisconsin. the health care town hall meetings are exploding. protesters are spread from coast to coast rand going on the word next. start your engines, g.m.'s vice chairman goes "on the record." remember, you have a huge stake in general motors now. in some ways, our next guest is your employee. now, have you heard about this new car that gets 230 miles per gallon? more on that coming up. how about our international multi tasking? not only is secretary of state hillary clinton doing diplomacy in africa but it turns out the secretary is busting out her dance moves in africa. we have got it on tape is she a good dancer? we report. you decide. but you have got to see. this [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- greta: the mystery, it's
it's monday, the 10th of august. thanks for being with us, most news in the morning. >> i'm kiran chetry. we're following several stories we'll be breaking down in the next 15 years. a drug war, trade dispute and swine flu, all of that on president obama's agenda today. we're live in guadalajara, mexico where the president meets with the leaders of mexico and canada. >> back here at home, democrats are trying to break through the noise of the health care debate, it's growing louder by the dachlt anger and frustration not playing out of town hall meetings, what you our viewers have to say ahead. >> the latest on the dramatic midair collision between a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter over the hudson river. a deadly combination after the two crashed and plummeted into the water. now wreckage and more victims have been recovered. also what investigators are learning about a possible cause. cnn's susan candiotti is live on the scene. >>> we begin with president obama in mexico for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada it's a short trip with a long agenda from drugs an
through. >> tough stuff. great story. >> it's early for us. you need breakfast in the morning. gumbo not exactly the breakfast of champions. we were not picky. gumbo, well tell you how to make it. it's matter of the new cookbook. we'll tell you how you can be part of that cookbook. let's talk about the stories we're following overnight. >>> an outdoor stadium collapses in canada. one person is dead. some of those injuries are critical. one survivor describing this frightening scene. >>> we get access to the show on stage. the next thing i know we're running off. 20 feet up on the stage and the wind gusts came out of nowhere. and the whole deck smashes. the next thing i know there's concrete and something on top of my back. i can't see a thing. all i'm doing is yelling for my sister. children on the deck with us. it was awful. i thought my life was ending because it was dark and black. there was a tiny hole that i crawled through and probably, i don't know, a good 50 feet i had to jump. the injuriyest part of my life. >> this was in canada, 15,000 people were attending this concert, a
by the previous administration and previous congress that was not paid for at all. >> why have you not used the bully pulpit to chastise congress for having two systems of health care, one for all of us and one for them? >> if we don't have health care reform, the gap between what congress gets and what ordinary americans get will continue to be as wide as it is right now. >> president obama this afternoon in new hampshire. the tone entirely civil. not the case this morning in lebanon, pennsylvania, where now democratic senator arlen specter got an earful. >> you want to be led out of here, you are welcome to go. but wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. >> you have awakened a sleeping giant. we are tired of this. this is why everybody in this room is so ticked off. what are you going to do to restore this country back to what our founders created according to the constitution? >> it wasn't the only heat directed at senator specter in lebanon. he did, however, soldier on, holding another town hall in lewisbu lewisburg, where the tone improved. somewhat. we sent "360's" gary t
they are on or perhaps they will now be willing to talk to us within the context of the six-party talks about the international desire to see them denuclearized. >> your husband spent more than three hours with kim jong-il. he is the highest ranking person to visit north korea, you know, in more than a decade. is that a possible breakthrough? >> well, we won't know. i mean that wasn't the purpose of it and it certainly is not anything worth counting on, because the obama administration has to deal with north korea going forward but i hope that north korea makes the right choice. i hope that they realize that we are sincere in our offer to have a different relationship with them if they are willing to move toward the full and verifiable denuclearization. and i think the entire world would welcome that change on their part. >> so there were talks between the united states and north korea? that's step. >> well, we do have some channels to talk with north korea and as the background briefing you received from high administration officials made clear overnight, when the message c
aboard, folks. 6:00 in new york city. thank you for joining us. brian is off. peter is here today. peter. good morning. gretchen: let's talk about bill clinton. haven't heard about him for a while. he has been dispatched to north korea to try to bring those those two americans who have been in prison. they were ordered to 12 years of hard labor, laura ling and yuna lee. now the president -- it's unclear who requested him to come over to north korea, but can he get the job done? he's known as a diplomat. the rest of the world basically loves this guy. can he make his magic work there? steve: the two women were working for a company that was owned by al gore. and al gore does have an association with bill clinton. i believe they worked together back in the 1990's from what i remember. >> they don't like each other, i don't think. steve: then why is he here? apparently one of the families said, remember, we've imprisoned the girls for 12 years because we think they were spies. but, you know what? we would release them to bill clinton. if bill clinton shows up, laura ling and yuna lee, we mi
advance our cause. to discuss this question, we are very fortunate to have with us here today not only the book's author, joshua muravchik, but also three commentators who are highly qualified to discuss his book in the issues that it raises. let me briefly introduce all of the members of the panel in the order in which they will speak. joshua muravchik is a fellow at the foreign policy institute of the johns hopkins school of advanced international studies. he is the author of eight previous books, including "heaven and earth: the rise and fall of socialism," published in 2001, and "exporting democracy," fulfilling america's destiny. published in 1991. and he has also published almost literally countless articles in major newspapers and journals. he served as a member of the state department advisory committee on democracy promotion, and he is a member of several editorials awards, including i am proud to say that of the journal of democracy. on my far right, doctor a sollie who spent many years as a practicing physician. is the president and founder of the american task force on pale
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" "worldfocus" "worldfocus" -- >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton pledges to expand america's support for somalia's weak interim government. >>> americans may be busy trading their clunkers for new cars. in the west african nation of benin, we show you the booming business that brings new life to old automobiles. >>> spy in the sky. israel launches a new kind of surveillance play that can go from backpack to front lines in just minutes. >>> and pity poor latvia. crushed by the economic downturn, it's snoufring a new problem, british bachelors gone wild. >>> good evening, i'm martin savid savidge. it's been quite a week for clinton family, with bill clinton capturing headlines in north korea the last two days. today it was hillary clinton in africa. the secretary of state was talking tough about islamic extremists in somalia and offering to expand and extend american support to that very tenuous government in that country. she said the militants there see somalia as a future haven for global terrorism. in tonight's lead focus, we look at clinton's vi
the people and not about taking money out of the free enterprise capitalistic system that made us a great country and putting it in government pockets. >> grassley is the ranking republican on the senate finance committee, deeply involved obviously in health care reform bargaining process. let's talk about president obama, because he's fighting, one of the ones calling those health care reforms scare tactics head on. at a town hall in portsmouth, new hampshire, it was a lot like a campaign rally. the president accused special interest to scare and mislead people. outside the forum, protesters had signs that called him a socialist and protested what they see as a bigger government role in health care. president obama plans more town halls. the white house has launch add weshz to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million or 50 says not so fast. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aa rchl p is launch ag multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk critics. >>>
-628-0205. you can reach us on twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. you can also reach us by e-mail, journal@c-span.org. if you call in, make sure that you turn down your television or radio so that you do not feed back. we will start with the front page of "the wall street journal." "taliban is now winning." this is the report from peter spiegel in washington. "the commander, general stanley mcchrystal, has offered a preview of the strategic assessment that he is going to deliver to washington later this month, saying that the troop shifts are designed to better protect the afghanistan civilians from rising levels of taliban violence and intimidation. the coming redeployments are the clearest manifestation on the death toll and spike in military deaths in afghanistan." we will look at that chart this morning, the mounting toll of the u.s. troop casualties in afghanistan. another article this morning from the philadelphia -- "philadelphia inquirer." de "the president's national security adviser did not rule out adding more u.s. forces in afghanistan to help turn around a war that he said yes
to weak people that they convinced to commit suicide, but at the end of the day, do they accept us as a jewish state proof. -- as a jewish state? . >> in on the complex -- armed conflicts, that our strategies and also psychological operations. in the counter risen efforts -- counter-terrorism efforts, and it may be an abstract question that requires an abstract answer, is there a viable strategy or tactical approach to the use of psychological the terence to deter -- psychological deterrence to deter the actions of terrorists? it is easy to think about the physical deterrents and protections of borders and so forth. how liable is psychological deterrence -- how viable is psychological deterrent to that that of nuclear and biological materials and so forth, and also to be armed aggressors? >> bill on the panel would like to deal with that? -- who on the panel would like to deal with that? >> on mondays, wednesdays, and friday's i am an optimist and believe that there are solutions to problems. one tuesdays and thursdays i am not an optimist, or in the words of mark twain, i am an op
a stormy meeting between hamid karzai and the u.s. special envoy. >>> in japan unemployment sores on the eve of national elections there. a youth movement sweeping the country and the party that has ruled japan for decades may be on the way out. >>> in sub-saharan africa, malaria still kills more than a million people a year. now comes hope of a vaccine that could save countless lives. >>> and sailing solo. tonight, a look at two teens and their quest to go arou world alone. in britain, it's considered a challenge. in holland, it could be a case of child abuse. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> we are going to start tonight with afghanist, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eight-ye
, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very secretive t
in other words, dealing with one problem here as opposed to 100 problems is what you are asking us to do. >> please. >> thank you for coming. my question would be, what could you do to get the government out of our lives and let us use our god-given ability and talent to make things better for everyone. >> i suppose the easiest answer would be just to vote no on new programs. i think there are a lot of things out there already this year than to have the pill. .. i have found it easier to stop -- to cause problems for not getting larger and not establishing new problems and i found it to do with older programs. programs. being a person wants to limit government, i found the best way to do it was through the taxing policy. if you limit the money coming into the federal treasury, you will limit what can be spent to some extent. you are still having overspending. i do not by the principal that an increase the dollar of taxes is a dollar reduction in expenditures -- in the deficit. a dollar increase in taxes does not result in a dollar decrease in deficits. what it results in is probabl
. and i think i can use them. >> can you tell us which ones? >> the two i am referring to is wajeha al-huwaider and from syria to also push the envelope very much. you look at individuals who treasure their rights and their freedoms as individual into question the culture around them. and of course they have democratic inclinations. and i think they can be used as a probing the tolerance and probing their environment. and in fact, they provide outstanding die. i think the most difficult cases you have are the ones on iraq and iran. and the difficulty is one very much within the complexity of the two individuals you chose. and obviously it is not an easy task to try and choose one out of the 18 million iranians, and one i guess in that case out of arab countries. both characters were maybe with good intentions and definitely i would say being young, attractive to ideals, walk into revolutions and coups and regime changes. and then they get exposed to all sorts of things while they have been part of these regimes. and then either they were forced, kicked out, threatened, whatever it is,
killed by a u.s. missile strike. will it bring an end to his campaign of violence? >>> we mark the anniversary of the brief but brutal war between russia and georgia that left hundreds dead. tonight we look at the legacy of anger that remains. >>> how they see it. tonight, we get the british take on an american investment bank, goldman sachs. its huge profits and big bonuses in spite of a sputtering economy have some wonderinabout government connections. >>> and hell on earth. tonight, we take you to a sulfur mine in java where the workers get a good wage, but may be paying with their health. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for months, he was the top target of the cia and pakistan's military, baitullah mehsud, the head of the taliban in pakistan. a notorious militant commander who controlled a wide area of pakistan's northwest. a man whose organization killed hundreds of security forces and civil
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and u.s. special envoy george mitchel meet to try to solve the thorny issue of jewish settlements in the west bank. can they find common ground? >>> from those trying to broker a peace to stockbrokers hoping to cash in on it. tonight, we take you to the palestinian stock exchange. it may be one of the world's smallest but the dreams are big. >>> in the wake of the world's economic meltdown, we have a special "how they see it" report from britain's itn which questions one of the basic principals of american economics. >>> and the world pays tribute to the passing of senator edward kennedy. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> the quest for peace in the midd
's had a very busy morning. howard is here to tell us if we will get heavier rain the rest of the day. >> i think we have seen the heaviest. south and east could get some but a light showery pattern and angie will blame me for the traffic issues. >> doing it all morning. >> but the afternoon will get better. teeserurat are urstruggling to bye onti ti you by especially, it, ay it is to lyto ike gufeau ke august. pae , eastthe pa east, 81 cle out harrisonburg, w neetma owtownlit to moderate gh ers t outhere. but meea t br, bras well. it is t noint nsracolyg intant the showers will couent into mi ni g adis weo thoughout rt ainly after the lunch ho thanat. r hogh. than that. howa o tcoks clar over to ney ol olney and rockville, a anfew showers to bwi. soheylrnarhe mr and ieavrain ie n reerowagn evto en rt north beach to plum point to hughsville and la plata. is is moving east northeast. on the weather computer. we will show you the on. e bapicture here. one bah tc showers from this morning raced up to new jersey and long island. s. wing with lingering er n. it vea momow fere hours a
to this ring to see who's faster... on the internet. i'll be using the 3g at&t laptopconnect card. he won't. so i can browse the web faster, email business plans faster. all on the go. i'm bill kurtis and i'm faster than floyd mayweather. (announcer) switch to the nation's fastest 3g network and get the at&t laptopconnect card for free. a whole bunch of late games going on now. rangers and angels. texas, 7-2 on the year against the angels. they need a sweep would be great. but at least two out of three. top three right now. 5-1 there. the mets out in san diego. 2-0. the braves on the mound for atlanta. they're up 2-1. ryan church, an r.b.i. single. tim lincecum on the mound. they're up 2-1. bengie molina, six of his home runs have come with tim lincecum starts. so it's going to buy him something down the road. we'll continue to update those. back to highlights now. second round of the bridgestone invitational. tiger woods has won this event six times. he entered friday four strokes back. tiger started on the back nine. here on the par 5, 16th. even par for the day. putting for birdie. drops. ti
. harrington with 11, 12, and 13 to drop to two under. tiger used that window to begin to pull away. playing the 362 yard par 4, 14th. he's requesting to try to drive it on the green. and guess what? this one ends up on the back fringe. we remind you, a 362 yard par 4. he would bird hey from there to move to 6 under. next up, the par 5, 15th. this is harrington's second shot, from the fairway bunker. up over a bunker, on to the green. paddy said afterwards, tiger told me he'd pay to see someone do that. so i asked him for 50s. shoots a 73. finishes 3 under through two rounds. tiger on 15. third shot chipping from off the green to within a foot. he would tap in. birdie. moves to 7 under. three shots on 15, birdie putt. and the would bogie 18, shoot 70 for his second round. phil mickelson trying to make a late run putting with the eagles on the 7th hole on the front nine. he started on the back nine. makes it, shoots a 74. second straight day. sits at plus 4. 11 shots back of tiger woods. who is the story. four-shot lead over five players, lee westwood, ian poulter five off of missing the cut.
and one of the men may have a broken leg. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan launched a new operation to uproot taliban fighters ahead of next week's presidential election. eastern result two is designed to make months of stalemate in the south where the taliban remained entrenched. >>> host of a crime show in brazil is accused of ordering five killings and sent tv cameras to arrive to the scene before police. he faces several weapons charges and drug charge and yet to be charged directly with the murders. >>> a short time ago, president obama hosted a reception for newly confirmed supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. the president praised her and called her an inspiration to many. >> this moment is not just about her. it's about every child who will grow up thinking to him or herself if sonia sotomayor can make it, then maybe i can, too. >> sotomayor is the first hispanic and third woman to sit on the supreme court. i want to introduce this morning my guest co-host, pleased to have back again angela bert-yur murray and will be with me for the hour. >>> one town hall down and two mo
acclaim. in front of black and white audiences struggle to write the nation's moral compass, he brought us the common tragedy of racism, reconciliation, and the joys of everyday life. the man would near the character and would advance the nation's dialogue on race and respect. chita rivera. from stage to screen, she has captured america's imagination with their magnetic presence and radiant voice. over a career that has spanned a half century, she has received numerous accolades for her performances including two tony awards, six nominations, and the kennedy center honors award. as perilous as any to an open would west side story" -- she is broken traditions and inspired women to follow in her footsteps. we honor her for her lifetime of achievement as one of america's great artists. mary robinson. for mary robinson, the fight to end discrimination and suffering is an urgent moral imperative. she has been a trail blazing crusader for women's rights in ireland and an advocate for equality and human rights around the world. whether courageously visiting poverty stricken regions were working t
the other clinton, hillary clinton in africa today. tell us about this visit, what she's trying to accomplish. >> this is her longest visit, her most ambitious visit. she's going to seven countries. she's taking on some tough issues. here in kenya, the most crushing issue is poverty, age, food problems, trade, a corrupt government, political instability. it hasn't been that long since 1,500 people died in ethnic rivalry and wars and battles after disputed election. so there were a lot of problems here in kenya. then she goes to south africa. while here, she will deal with the subject of terrorism and place a wreath at the embassy, which as you recall, 11 years ago, was bombed on this anniversary. so there is a threat, an increasing threat of al qaeda in the horn of africa, and that is something certainly on the minds of people traveling with her. >> well, plenty of issues to grapple with. andrea mitchell, traveling with secretary of state clinton in africa. we will see you from africa tomorrow. thank you so much for your perspective this afternoon. >> thank you, savannah. >>> an
guilty of a huge terrorist crime received on his return to libya. >> and that brings to us tonights "lead focus." our british partner itn has been looking at britain's relationship with libya, its business interest there, leading up to last week's decision to release the lockerbie bomber. as you'll see in john sparks' report, one is left with the impression that at the very least, al megrahi's release can't hurt the relationship. >> reporter: the analysts call it real politic, doing practical deals, the art of give and take. the uk and libya have been doing this for about a decade. but how influential are commercial considerations? where does business fit in this complex mix? libya is an exciting new destination for british business. but did that excitement influence the decision to release abdel basset al megrahi, the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. scottish and british governments say absolutely not. but al megrahi's future and new business opportunities have always been part of bilateral negotiations. 2007, colonel gadhafi's regime sought to re-enter the international community
will be rationed and medicare cuts and tax dollars used to fund abortion. >> are those true or are those false sf. >> in general, false. >> reporter: lori robertson from nonpartisan factchekt.org. >> hope people would say wait a minute, that doesn't sound quite right. let me look into that a little more. >> reporter: many americans are angry about the recession and all of the bailouts and big government. >> it is housewives and it is bus drivers and it is plumbers and people with real jobs that just feel like things are out of control in washington. >> reporter: fatcheck.org says president obama is untruthful when he says health care reform will be paid for when the plan is a work in progress and who pays is not yet settled. one way to get past the myths is to go to the website. fatcheck.org. politifact.com. both organizations say they are neutral and nonpartisan. wendy, back to you. >> steve handelsman. >>> it was a celebration at that time white house in honor of the newest supreme court justice. president barack obama introduced justice sonia sotomayor in the east room this morning to thundero
journalists are home after being set free by a north korean dictator and flown home by a former u.s. president who traveled halfway around the world to get them. it was an emotional homecoming in california for laura ling and euna lee as we learn more tonight now about how this all came together. we begin our coverage this evening with nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: free at last. the two journalists briefly savoring their return to america this morning, before being mobbed by their families. a poignant moment as euna lee's husband michael saldote, and 4-year-old daughter hannah held on to one another for dear life. and a big hand for the former president who secured the release of the two women after five months in captivity. >> we feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp. when we walked through the doors we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: throughout the journalists' 140-day ordeal, the families of laura ling and euna lee held vi
these days. what is happening? . u.s. steel workers union in a conference call. he claimed that pittsburgh has snagged these big events because of its excellent record in labor and business relations, public/private partnerships -- they went back over the whole they went back over the whole story of our renaissance that 1950's and said it has all led up to today. frankly, there are probably other reasons why we got picked to be the site of the g-20 summit. i still have not figured the not yet, but i am assuming that we are attractive because we are perceived as a green city. we have a convention center which i believe was the first leed-certified convention center in the world. many buildings around town have been greened in that regard, so they are impressed by those efforts by arrest belt city to raise its environmental profile. also, i think barack obama has some pretty fond memories of pittsburgh. in the pennsylvania primary he spent a lot of time here last spring in the state and came to the city a few times. and also we do have a fairly strong labor presence here. i'm just speculatin
economic advisor here, she said all of this is going to take time. she uses this description, talking about a lanche ship or a supertanker. you can turn the steering wheel, but it will take time for that ship to turn around. she said that the recovery is similar and everyone has to be patient. >> what's important is not where the president is in the first 100 or the second 100 days. they're going to take the view that in the economy, we inherted an awful mess. they're wapting ingwaiting to final grade is, understanding we have a lot of work to do. they didn't expect we would turn everything around, wave our magic wand, and fix every problem in 200 days. >> when the conversation comes up about these unemployment numbers, the white house again will always say that the president is never satisfied and will not be satisfied untilever american out there out of work and looking for a job can get a job, kiran. >> congress on recess today. we know lawmakers are going back home. they're trying to shore up support for health care reform. this is one town hall meeting. this is kathy caster. take a lo
of intelligence, nuclear weapons, our diplomacy, a close alliance with the u.s. will remain indispensable to the united kingdom. we have also imparted a frank message when needed. in my first speech as shadow foreign secretary in washington in 2006, i argue that in standing up for the rule of law, we must be careful not to imply methods that undermine it, and the reports of prisoner abuse leading to the torture of suspects it resulted in a loss of good will to america. the conservative party fully supports the foreign policy initiatives so far enacted by the obama administration. we are ready to work with our counterparts in washington. central to that work and the single most urgent priority in foreign policy when we come to government would be the american british and wider nato commitment in afghanistan. the conservative party supports the deployment of our armed forces in afghanistan. let me be clear that we are not in afghanistan to, for that country, but to bring about a situation where afghans can provide for their own security and livelihoods of not present a danger to the rest of
was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to stem the spread of foreclosures by helping responsible homeowners they in their homes. we helped to revive the credit markets and open up loans for families and small businesses. we enacted a recovery act that puts tax cuts directly in the pockets of middle-class families, extended unemployment insurance for people who lost their jobs, provided relief to struggling states to prevent layoffs, and made investments to put people back to work, rebuilding and renovating roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. i realize that none of this is much comfort for those who are out of work or struggling. when we receive our monthly jobs report next week, it is likely to show that we're continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country.
situation? nbc's mike viqueira joins us now from the white house with all the answers, as always. so, mike, we'll start with that. how much longer can he go back and be referring to president bush? >> you know, it's interesting with all the good -- i guess good economic news, we can go ahead and call it now that we had last friday with the gdp report as the president himself mentioned today in the rose garden, today's unexpected news that the unemployment rate dropped 0.1%, i think the white house is eager to get out there and point out these things are happening and they're not bashful about the fact that while the claim that the stimulus package, which has caused them so much political heartache now, the numbers of the polls going down in terms of the american's approval of the president's handling of the economy and the deficit, republicans getting traction and criticizing him about the stimulus program and a perceived lack of effectiveness, white house not shy about saying the stimulus is in fact in large of a lot of this. robert gibbs summed it up. i think the president has had a pret
builds in today. it brings us a pretty day. that will be the way for the remained main defer the day. wait 'til tomorrow. big changes on the way. the heat and humidity starts to clievment chance of thunderstorms comes your way and what you see now will be a different picture as thunderstorms move into the forecast then and temperatures by sunday and into monday climbing well into the mid 90's. more on that coming up in a few minutes. right now candice haze look at what's happening on the roadways with traffic edge. >> thank you steve. good morning. as you're traveling out on the main line, so far we're in the green and loving that for friday morning. starting on south 95 from mountain road heading to 69 5 , right now a ten minute commute. and good news on # five through the city. we just cleared out an accident on the southbound laindz lanes on o could be nel street. right noi now a five minute commute and approaching the downtown region on the southbound side of the jxf on 69 5 , so far a 15 minute right ride there. keep in mind though we still have dealing with the broken water mai
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